Coronavirus impact: Okinawa restarts manufacturing with 25 per cent workforce
Okinawa resumes operations with 25 percent workforce at its corporate and manufacturing unit while adhering to the safety measures at the workplace, manufacturing unit and dealership network. The products will be sanitised before getting dispatched from the manufacturing unit and the dealer partners will sanitise the products after receiving them. The dealerships in orange and green zones will be disinfected on a daily basis.
The company is taking precautionary measures by changing the seating layout to maintain social distancing. The brand has also made the mobile application Aarogya Setu a mandatory norm along with masks and other protective equipment. The HR has assigned a dedicated body that will observe the adherence of standard operating procedure.
The employees will go through COVID-19 awareness sessions every day and a special team has been assigned for immediate transportation of employees to the hospital in case of any medical emergency. The company has also installed sanitisation tunnels for employees at the plant. Okinawa has also announced a hike in dealer margin from eight per cent to 11 per cent so that the dealer network can make more profits during these unprecedented times.
Jeetender Sharma, MD at Okinawa said, "In this unfortunate scenario for the entire nation, Okinawa as a responsible brand is taking all the possible measures to safeguard its workforce, dealer partners, and customers. We along with the government need to work in sync to sail through these challenging times. As the government has announced a relaxation on economic activities, we have decided to resume business operations gradually, maintaining all the precautions. Hence, we are ensuring the safety and sanitation of all the touchpoints. We have issued an advisory to our dealer partners and a comprehensive standard operating procedure to our workforce, in order to ensure complete safety."
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